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17 days ago
By Del Conca Gresini Racing Moto3

Martin: “It's a podium finish despite the pain”

Another top three finish in the British GP as the Spaniard fights back to fully fit

Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) may still wonder at what might have been after a red flag cut the Moto3™ race short 16 laps in to the British GP - but the Spaniard still took his sixth podium finish of the season.

Starting from eighth on the grid, Martin quickly worked through the frontrunners to hold his planned position for a strategic final lap. Unfortunately, the race was then stopped by a Red Flag for an incident involving Bo Bendsneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Juanfran Guevara (RBA BOE Racing Team). But the Spaniard took home the points necessary to retain a decent hold on his fourth overall in the Championship standings despite races missed after his crash in Germany – now 20 points in front of teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio as they head onto the latter's home turf at Misano.

Martin: "I felt I could've won the race"

Jorge Martin, P3: “We knew we had something more today and the result was not what we were hoping for. After a difficult start I had a good comeback and my pace was great. A real shame about the Red Flag, because we had a strategy with my telemetry guy to be third on the last lap. It all went according to plan, except for the Red Flag. Still, it’s a podium finish we took despite the pain being higher than in Austria. Now we have two weeks to rest and then Misano, where we want to and must do better.”

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